(10/08/13) - Tuesday morning featured a packed house at Flint Fire Station number one.
Hundreds of students, kindergartners through third graders, visited the fire house for some important lessons.
The Flint students interacted one-on-one with firefighters who armed them with potentially life saving information about fire prevention and safety.
"This is when they start being curious about playing with matches and burns, all this type of stuff, cooking, so it's crucial they get in now so we can show them what to do and not to do," said Carrie Edwards, Flint EMS supervisor.
Flint's mayor was also on hand. He, and all the firefighters, hope this helps reduce an ongoing problem in the city.
"A big part of that is educating our kids about fire safety, fire prevention and then there are times when kids end up in dangerous situations and the safe house training is there and learn what to do in a dangerous situation to keep themselves safe," he said.
Another key component of Tuesday's lesson is creating a positive experience for the students.
"They get a positive interaction today with our Flint Firefighters and that's really good for building relationships in our community," Walling said.
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